In the last decade more and more people have been turning to alternative and herbal medicine to deal with their health issues. This is happening in part because trust in the effectiveness of pharmaceutical drugs is eroding, while concerns about their safety and side effects have been mounting. And for good reason: currently in the US, there are over 100,000 people who die from prescription drug use every year!
People are also realizing that many herbal remedies actually do work, and are sometimes more effective and with much less side effects than toxic drugs. So the search for health panacea herbs has begun in earnest, and an elite class of herbs called ‘adaptogens’ have become a primary target of study because of their many health benefits. Adaptogens include Siberian Ginseng, Panax (Asian) Ginseng, Ashwagandha, Holy Basil, and others.
However, the most powerful adaptogen with the most health benefits in the group is by far a relatively unknown plant called Jiaogulan (Gynostemma Pentaphyllum). The herb has so many health benefits that at first it’s difficult to believe it’s not just another scam. Fortunately, there have been now more than 500 scientific studies over the past 40 years showing the positive impact of the plant’s saponins (the active chemical compounds in most adaptogens) on the body’s overall health. What is truly impressive is that while the famous and healthy Panax Ginseng for example contains 28 different saponins, the Jiaogulan herb is now known to contain at least 174 of these extremely beneficial chemicals!
Having so many saponins means that Jiaogulan has a greater positive impact and a better balancing effect on the body overall. This is because the main job of these saponins is to balance the different systems in the body, regardless of how out-of-balance they are or in which direction. For example, if a person with high blood pressure drinks Jiaogulan tea daily, their blood pressure will go down within about a month. But if their blood pressure is too low to begin with, the herb will have the opposite effect – that is, it will raise the blood pressure. This bidirectional behavior is the hallmark of adaptogens, which are named so because they help the body adapt to all sorts of stress, be it mental, emotional, or environmental, and balance the various body systems.
Benefits of Jiaogulan
Jiaogulan’s health benefits are impressive: it promotes longevity and has a strong anti-aging effect because of its much stronger than usual antioxidant properties; it’s anticancer, antidiabetic, boosts the immune system, boosts mental performance and memory and protects the nervous system; protects the cardiovascular system and prevents atherosclerosis, heart attacks and strokes; detoxes the body and increases energy levels and athletic performance; protects the kidneys and liver from damage due to toxins, helps with respiratory issues, and much, much more!
That drinking Jiaogulan tea is a great and easy way to help your body stay healthy is becoming more and more obvious. However, people should be careful when ordering online, as not all Jiaogulan being sold is organic. There are several brands out there that provide high quality and organic Jiaogulan, but one of the best ones I’ve tried is Majestic Herbs – it tastes great and has no pesticides, since it is grown organically in the high mountains of Northern Thailand. And it’s cheaper than most other brands.
So don’t wait until it’s too late – start drinking Jiaogulan for its many benefits and its ability to prevent a myriad of diseases that plague modern society. You’ll feel less stressed, more energized, and more clear headed.